Artist: Susan Lanzano, Botanical Art

“I love to use watercolors to capture the movement and spirit of botanical life. Every painting becomes, in a way, a record of my love affair with a little piece of the natural world at a specific moment in time. I feel a profound connection with my subjects as I work with them, recording each contour on paper, and it is my goal to bring others to that same intimate relationship with nature.”

Decorative Bowls & Accessories

Soli Pierce is the artist behind Sherwood Forest Designs. Her unique designs inspired by nature, are hand painted and finished with non-toxic materials and four layers of food-safe sealer. The decorative and functional wooden bowls and accessories are useful works of art in the kitchen as salad, pasta or fruit bowls…

Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

During a recent trip, I visited the beautiful NEW Aspen Art Museum in Colorado. The exterior Woven Wood Screen has an intricate quality when viewed close up, and evokes curiosity from far away. The award winning Japanese Architect, Shigeru Ban, designed this 33,000 sq ft. structure to “create a harmony between Aspen’s existing architecture and the surrounding natural beauty…